Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Top 10 students!
Jesse Watson is the valedictorian of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Class of 2021. He is the youngest son of Eric and Marcia Watson. Jesse has been a member of the concert, marching, and jazz bands, as well as the drumline and band leaders. He has also served his senior year as the president of the band. A member of both the National Honor Society and the FFA, Jesse has also played on the varsity golf team since the 9th grade. Jesse plans to either further his education or enter the workforce after high school to work in the IT field.
Alexis Mumford is the salutatorian of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Class of 2021. She is the daughter of Sharon and Greg Mumford. Alexis has been a member of the National Honor Society since the 10th grade. She has been an athlete throughout high school playing soccer, basketball and softball. Alexis plans to attend Portland State University in the fall for Environmental Engineering.
Madisyn Schell is the daughter of Emily and DJ Schell, and is ranked in the top 10 of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Class of 2021. Madisyn is vice president of National Honor Society and has also served as vice president of the Class of 2021 for 2 years. During her senior year, Madisyn attended the New Visions Health Program held at Nathan Littauer Hospital where she participated in clinical rotation and medical study. She has been a member of the varsity soccer team for 4 years, serving as a captain for one. Madisyn has also participated in varsity golf, varsity track and field, and was the team manager for the girl’s varsity basketball team in 10th grade. She has volunteered at the Helping Hands Food Pantry, the Oppenheim Historical Society, and for local youth sports. Madisyn plans to attend Quinnipiac University in the fall to study Biochemistry on a pre-medical track.
Armand Root is the son of Rebecca and Lyle Jenkins, and Michael Root. He is ranked in the top 10 of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Class of 2021. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and is a cross country, track, and CrossFit athlete. Armand plans to attend SUNY Delhi and study in the field of plumbing, heating, and electrical. He will run track for the Broncos.
Cadence Johnson is the daughter of EP Johnson and Jessica LaCelle, also raised by Glenda Looman. She is ranked in the top 10 of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Class of 2021. Cadence has doubled up her classes and is now graduating at 16 years old. She is an active member in the National Honor Society and played basketball and soccer in grades 9-10. She was a member of the band and the marching band, as well as the jazz band. Many of Cadence’s classes were AP, Honors, college courses or a mixture this school year. Cadence is currently enrolled in MVCC where she will be majoring in Nursing in the fall. She will then continue to get her BSN, where she will later take a step into medical school where she will study surgery.
Sydney Eggleston, the daughter of Chad and Karin Eggleston, is ranked in the top 10 of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Class of 2021. Sydney played varsity soccer all 4 years of high school, and she received a Second Team All-Star award in her sophomore year. Sydney also played varsity basketball in grades 10-12, in which she was honored with the Section 2 Scholar Athlete award in her junior year. She was a distance runner on the FP/OESJ varsity track team in grades 9 and 10, in which she earned the Top Female Track award from her coach both years. Sydney played for the Capital United Soccer Club in her junior and senior years. She is an active member of the National Honor Society. Sydney was also the recipient of the DAR Good Citizenship award this year, which was voted on by the teachers. Sydney plans to attend Siena College in the fall.
Kamden Mary Battisti is the daughter of Staci and Christopher Battisti, and is ranked in the top 10 of the Oppenheim Ephratah-St. Johnsville Class of 2021. She served as the class secretary for 4 years. Kamden was a member of the National Junior Honor Society as well as a member and secretary of the National Honor Society. While in NHS, she volunteered for Clean Up Day in the community, helped out at The Helping Hands Food Pantry at DHR, and volunteered her time at the H. C. Smith Benefit Club for various fundraisers. She has played multiple sports such as soccer, softball, track, cross country, and cheer in her high school career. For the last two years Kamden has attended HFM CTE for Medical Assisting. Through this program, she has participated in clinical rotations at St. Mary’s Hospital. Kamden will attend FMCC in the fall for Health Sciences and then transfer to a 4 year college to major in Physical Therapy.
Garrett Lettow is the son of Phillip and Richelle Lettow, and is ranked in the top 10 of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Class of 2021. He is a member of National Honor Society and enlisted in the US Navy Delayed Enlistment Program in July 2020 for Internet Technology – Advanced Training Field. Garrett is attending the HFM CTE Cyber Security Program and in 2020 placed first at Skills USA for Internet Technology and Information Systems. Garrett is a lifetime Boy Scout who is completing his Eagle Scout. He designed and planned the building of Lending Libraries for three local churches. Garrett played school soccer in grades 7 through 11 and played soccer for Krajisnik Soccer Club in Utica for many years. Garrett will leave for Navy Basic Training in July 2021 and pursue his lifelong dream of traveling the world and working in the computer field.
Brynn Fredericks is the daughter of Jill and Michael Fredericks, and is ranked in the top 10 of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Class of 2021. Brynn is a member of the National Honor Society, varsity cheer, marching band, color guard, and FFA. She has been class president during freshman through senior year. This past year she attended Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island as 1 out of 25 accepted early enrollment freshman. In the fall, she will continue working on her degree in Baking and Pastry Arts at JWU.
Jacob Snell is the son of Mark and Emilee Snell and is ranked in the top 10 of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Class of 2021. He is a member of the National Honor Society and served as president this year. Jacob played varsity soccer in grades 10-12 and varsity baseball in grades 9-11. He has volunteered for the Helping Hands Food Pantry as well as AYSO soccer, and the St. Johnsville Little League. Jacob plans to attend Siena College in the fall.